BRIEFS

Koper nails hole-in-one

NEW CUMBERLAND — Shane Koper nailed a hole-in-one on Friday at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course.

Koper’s shot came on the 160-yard 17th hole with a 6 Iron. Robbie Cooper was the witness.

Indians pound Royals

CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger struck out 10, Francisco Lindor hit another leadoff homer and the Cleveland Indians moved closer to their third straight AL Central title with a 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

The Indians ended a three-game losing streak and reduced their magic number for clinching another division title to 11.

Not only did the Royals have their season-high winning streak stopped at six, but they lost starting pitcher Danny Duffy and rookie right fielder Brett Phillips to injuries.

Following the game, Duffy said his season is over. He was on the disabled list from Aug. 13-23 with shoulder issues.

“What we’ve been doing for a while is telling me to knock it off,” Duffy said. “I tried to kind of go out there and grind it out. It’s unfortunate the way it played out, but it’s not from lack of trying.”

From staff and wire reports

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